Study Programme Details
City: Karlsruhe
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a captivating journey into the world of German literature with our Magister Artium (M.A.) program. At the Institute for German Studies: Literature, Language, Media at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), we offer a comprehensive curriculum that spans medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary literature within their cultural and media contexts. What sets our program apart is its unique focus on the intersection of literature and knowledge, fostering productive synergies within the dynamic environment of our scientific and technical university.


Experience a program that evolves with the times, offering annually changing focuses to keep pace with contemporary trends. In our four-semester curriculum, comprising 120 credit points, you’ll explore a diverse array of topics, from the intricacies of modern German literature to the enchanting realms of medieval studies. Through master classes, workshops, and research-led events, you’ll engage with internationally renowned scholars, gaining invaluable insights and expanding your intellectual horizons. Collaborations with cultural institutions in the Karlsruhe area provide hands-on experience in literature and knowledge transfer, preparing you for a successful career in the field.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed bachelor’s degree in German studies or related field
  • Equivalent degree with a standard study period of at least three years or minimum of 180 ECTS points
  • Minimum of 50% coursework in literary studies during the undergraduate program, with at least 60 credit points in German literature
  • Proficiency in reading English source texts and specialist literature
  • Strongly recommended: Language skills in French and Latin
  • Participation in a selection interview demonstrating scientific training
  • Compulsory subject: Hermeneutics
  • Elective subjects:
    1. Modern German literary studies (NdL)
    2. Literature, Culture, Language, and Media (LKSM)
    3. Medieval Studies

Tuition fee per semester:

  • International: 1500 EUR
  • Domestic: No tuition fee

Future Career Outcomes

Enter the workforce equipped with a deep understanding of German literature and its cultural significance. Our program prepares you for a myriad of career paths, from academia to cultural management, where you can apply your analytical skills and creative insights. Alumni have pursued diverse roles, shaping the literary landscape and contributing to knowledge dissemination in various capacities.

Visa Requirements:

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